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This paper explains the important role that managerial self-development plays in determining the success and future career growth of an individual. It explains the characteristics that makeup a good manager, and then lays out the steps which should be followed for successful self-development growth. The author concludes that success in the business world is up to the individual because most of the efforts in self-development are self-directed.
From the Paper:"Some experts also suggest that the development of an individual, in this case, the manager, he has to undergo seven different dimensions in order to become effective. The first is leadership skills which include coaching and developing, motivating and empowering, and leadership and influence. The second dimension is the interpersonal dimension which includes relating to others, resolving conflicts and managing diversity. The third dimension is the communication aspect which includes listening to others, speaking and writing, informing others and facilitating meetings. The fourth dimension which is the administrative aspect includes delegating and monitoring, personal organization and priority management, time management, and selection interviewing, and project management. The fifth dimension, on the other hand, is the analytical aspect which includes decision making and problem solving skills. The sixth dimension is the technical or functional skills, these skills for the particular job are also important in order to manage the business well. Meanwhile, the last dimension is where the importance of self-development for managers comes in because the last dimension is self-management which stresses the importance of personal adaptability, trust and integrity, self-renewal, and personal motivation (Olson, D. and Whittaker, S. 2006). All these factors contribute to the overall effectiveness of manager; the first five aspects will not be complete without self-development because constantly keeping your knowledge up to date is essential for an organization to succeed in the competitive global field. "
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